Nat is a freelance graphic designer, Director at Gunshow Games, Executive Editor of TEDxBristol and an amateur bodybuilder. Her multidisciplinary approach to work and life has led to projects with Disney, Aardman, Channel 4, The London School of Economics, UNESCO and TED, providing everything from science-based video games to live illustration at events.
Nat tells us: “For me, innovation happens in the cross-sections of industries – where skills and experience in one area can be applied in new and interesting ways in another.”
“I would like to see nominees exploring territories that overlap industries, such as bringing the power of games and Virtual Reality into other areas”
What excites you most about the tech scene in Bristol, Bath and the South West?
Spaces such as the PM Studio and events like BathSPARK, UX Bristol, the South West VR meetups, as well as the many jams and hacks that go on throughout the year, exemplify the health and popularity of the tech scene in Bristol and Bath. If you have an idea in this region, you don’t have to look far to find the talent and opportunities to make it a reality, that’s exciting.
What are you hoping to see from the SPARKies nominees?
I would like to see nominees exploring territories that overlap industries, such as bringing the power of games and Virtual Reality into other areas. It would also be great to see Internet of Things and wearable tech used in a way that feels integrated with daily life, and non-gimmicky applications.